caseload

noun

case·​load ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio)
: the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period

Examples of caseload in a Sentence

We have a heavy caseload today.
Recent Examples on the Web Currently, social workers in the department have an average caseload of about 31 to 38, Dennis added. Rebecca Grapevine, The Courier-Journal, 29 Jan. 2024 Underfunded immigration courts that adjudicate claims are strained by the swelling caseload, so applications languish for years, and all the while, migrants are building lives in the United States. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The magistrate judges are particularly important in the Eastern District, which stretches from the Oregon state line to Bakersfield and for years has one of the highest caseloads per judge in the nation. Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee, 26 Jan. 2024 Several probation offices in North Texas said those on their caseload are, following court instruction, barred from using delta or CBD products, including those that can be bought legally. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Jan. 2024 Her nomination is meant to fill a vacancy left by U.S. District Judge William Hayes, who in 2021 assumed senior status — leaving him on the bench but with a reduced caseload and staff. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Dec. 2023 Lynch, for instance, told Stat she was fired for not making the length-of-stay target, as well as falling behind on filing documentation for her daily caseloads. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Veterans of the court say that would give the chief judge control over Newman’s caseload. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 Grant Maloy, the Seminole County court clerk, said his office has a far bigger caseload today than 15 years ago yet a smaller budget. Mary Jordan, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caseload was in 1923

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“Caseload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caseload. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

caseload

noun
case·​load ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio)
: the number of cases handled (as by a clinic) in a particular period

Legal Definition

caseload

noun
case·​load ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio)
: the number of cases handled (as by a court or a lawyer) often in a particular period
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